Definitions for prone
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word prone.
having a tendency (to); often used in combination
"a child prone to mischief"; "failure-prone"
lying face downward
Lying face downward; prostrate.
Having a downward inclination or slope.
Shooting from a lying down position.
Etymology: From pronus.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: pronus, Latin.
There wanted yet a creature not prone,
And brute as other creatures, but indu’d
With sanctity of reason, might erect
His stature, and upright with front serene
Govern the rest. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. vii.
Upon these three positions in man, wherein the spine can only be at right lines with the thigh, arise those postures, prone, supine and erect. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.
Down thither prone in flight
He speeds, and through the vast ethereal sky
Sails between worlds. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. v.
Since the floods demand,
For their descent, a prone and sinking land:
Does not this due declivity declare
A wise director’s providential care? Richard Blackmore.
The labour of doing good, with the pleasure arising from the contrary, doth make men for the most part slower to the one and proner to the other, than that duty, prescribed them by law, can prevail sufficiently with them. Richard Hooker.
Those who are ready to confess him in judgment and profession, are very prone to deny him shamefully in their doings. Robert South, Sermons.
If we are prone to sedition, and delight in change, there is no cure more proper than trade, which supplies business to the active, and wealth to the indigent. Addison.
Still prone to change, though still the slaves of state. Alexander Pope.
bending forward; inclined; not erect
prostrate; flat; esp., lying with the face down; -- opposed to supine
headlong; running downward or headlong
sloping, with reference to a line or surface; declivous; inclined; not level
inclined; propense; disposed; -- applied to the mind or affections, usually in an ill sense. Followed by to
Etymology: [L. pronus, akin to Gr. , , Skr. pravana sloping, inclined, and also to L. pro forward, for. See Pro-.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
prōn, adj. with the face downward: bending forward: headlong: disposed: inclined or sloping.—adv. Prone′ly.—n. Prone′ness. [O. Fr.,—L. pronus; cog. with Gr. prēnēs, prone.]
Exessively large breast on a woman; Large man breasts, created and often used by Phil P. Also said as Tig Ol' Bitties. And we'd all like to see your Tig' Ol Bitties... -- Lil' Jon & The Eastside Boyz featuring Ying Yang Twins (Get Low) reverse the letters "T" and "B" in "Tig Ol' Bitties" to see where the term comes from...
The numerical value of prone in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of prone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
It became clear that there were two main factors, first that overall climates were becoming cooler, and this made life harder for the dinosaurs which likely relied on warm temperatures, then, the loss of herbivores made the ecosystems unstable and prone to [an] extinction cascade. We also found that the longer-lived dinosaur species were more liable to extinction, perhaps reflecting that they could not adapt to the new conditions on Earth.
We call him Rebel because that's what he is. He is generally a nice horse to do anything with but is prone to erratic behavior in certain situations. it really ranks as the number one strange save.
We think that he is making this about himself and its really a campaign rally, we think that hes a big baby. ... Hes erratic, hes prone to tantrums, he doesnt understand the consequences of his actions. And so this is a great symbol of how we feel about our president.
In my view, Ms Norvill revealed herself to be a witness who was, at times, prone to exaggeration and embellishment.
This is an epidemic-prone disease, this is a virus that's very good at finding susceptible children.
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- propens, procliu, predisposatCatalan, Valencian
- anfällig, in Bauchlage, schräg, geneigtGerman
- postrado, de bruces, decúbito pronoSpanish
- altistettu, kallistunut, vatsallaan, kasvoillaan, vino, rähmällään, viettävä, altistunut, kallistettu, kallellaan, taipuvainen, makuultaFinnish
- enclin, couché sur le ventre, prédisposéFrench
- cenderung, rentanIndonesian
- prone, legge seg flatNorwegian
- prono, inclinadoPortuguese
- лежащий ничком, предрасположенный, склонный, лицом вниз, лёжа, наклонныйRussian
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